JANE TOUGH

Contact JANE TOUGH

jane@possibilityinc.o.za

Areas of Expertise: Executive Coaching, Team Coaching, Change and Transformation
Clients: Towerstone, Chevron, Engen, Woolworths, UCT Medical School, Perishable Produce Export Control Board (PPECB), Old Mutual, Nature Conservation Company (NCC), British American Tobacco, JnJ EMEA, Tullowoil

I work with leaders and teams in large corporate and non-corporate organisations.  I have worked successfully with leaders from senior management to boards of directors both locally in South Africa and in the UK and Europe.

I have trained as a Professional Integral coach at the University of Cape Town (UCT) Graduate School of Business (GSB) Centre for Coaching.  I use an integral coaching framework to understand the uniqueness of the individuals I work with and to provide a catalyst for the change they are committed to.

Integral coaching is about understanding the whole person and how they integrate the different aspects of their life – their inner world, their relationships, the actions they take and their environment – in a way that makes sense for them and allows them to live out their potential.  An integral frameowrk provides a way of processing the complexity of discontinous change and building our adaptive capacity through ongoing practice.

I work with my clients to build their self-awareness so that they can authentically choose the direction in which they would like to grow.  Whether this direction is a promotion, a national or global move or a decision to slow down and create more balance, I partner with my coaching clients to enable them to build the competence and confidence they need to move forward in life and work.

Through attentive listening, I create an open space for people to reflect and gain new insight and then provide practices that enable them to embody new learning.   I attribute my success to my capacity to listen to clients, identify their needs and create programmes that enable them to move to their next level of performance

I have coached on a number of Executive Leadership programmes at the Graduate School of Business, Cape Town.  I am a Faculty Member at the UCT GSB Centre for Coaching.  I am a member of COMENSA and my continuing education includes training in the Enneagram, Coaching Circles and Ontological coaching.

I am married and have 2 children.  I am commited to balancing the work I love with being a present parent and finding time to do some of the things I enjoy – being in nature, crafting and playing with art.

Career and Professional Experience

I began my career working for Parr Lamond & Associates, an Organisation Development Consultancy.  I focused on organisation development; in particular working on culture audits and working with leaders and teams to develop a culture that would promote achievement of business strategy while nurturing the development of people.  During this time I worked across industries and levels in companies including Nedcor Investment Bank, Kohler, KPMG and Tiger Oats.  After this, I joined Woolworths (Pty) Ltd, a leading SA Retailer, where I worked as a change manager for the business solutions group and later in the HR talent management team for 9 years.  In 2006 I left corporate and have since worked in the field of leadership and team development.

Qualifications

  • BA Hons Psychology (Stellenboach University /UNISA)
  • Post Graduate Diploma Human Resource Management (UCT)
  • Coaching to Excellence (GSB/Center for Coaching/NVW)
  • Associate Coaching Course (GSB/Center for Coaching/NVW)
  • Professional Coaching Course (GSB/Center for Coaching/NVW)
  • Leadership Embodiment Level 1 and 2
  • Ontological Coaching in Action workshop
  • Enneagram (Adfen International and Integrative Enneagram Solutions)
  • Facilitating Learning – (Transformational Consulting Services)
  • Process Facilitation (Max Schupach & Christo Nel)

Recommendations

“Jane’s background in change management and coaching has always set her apart from other providers as she has an intuitive sense of what is important and how to position it.”  Lara Morrison, Talent Manager – Pearson SA.

“Jane has guided me through a process of deep reflection that has enabled me to orientate myself, gain perspective, take a breath and pursue big dreams. She is very professional and an intuitive listener who helps you to develop your own responses and strategies for moving forward in your career.”  Justin Sylvester – Programme Manager Open Society Foundation

‘ I had the good fortune of having Jane as my coach for an 18 month period.  It was a period in my life where working with Jane created the most fundamental shift in my perception of what good leadership is all about.

I was new to my role and new to supervising employees. I had grown through the ranks of conventional leadership: command and control, and I forever felt like I was falling short. Jane helped me, not only step into my role as a leader but also to realize my seat of power and influence. This was a liberating experience for me since once this barrier was removed I could really do important work as a leader in my organization.

What made the experience with Jane special and unique was the complete dedication I had from her. For 18 months she was committed to helping me in an integral way: mind, body and soul. This holistic approach was unique to me and I soon reaped the benefits of the work we were doing.

I use the word ‘we’ as I truly felt like Jane was in it with me and I never felt abandoned during this entire process. It was refreshing to have someone thinking of you all the time, even outside of the structured 1-2 hour coaching session. Jane’s dedication spans beyond this as she would send me e-mails of quotes by famous leaders; interesting articles to help me on my journey.

What you would be guaranteed with Jane as your coach is complete commitment and dedication to your  development purpose and goals; in a consistent way that will contribute to an outcome that will leave you with a better you and surpass most of your expectations.’  Fahmeeda Khan – Chevron

“The impact Jane has had on my life in the past few months have changed the course of an organisation and has enabled the sowing of seeds which will change the course of someone’s life.”  Edwin Pietersen – head of Operations, Agrega